Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus Spears

Oven-roasting takes this veggie to new heights!
Roasted asparagus

This simple and delicious recipe for oven-roasted asparagus is the perfect addition to your favorite meal. Oven-roasting is an easy way to add a new spin on any veggie. Tip: when roasting, the thicker the asparagus the better — thin asparagus may be tough and stringy.

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Ingredients

1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Place asparagus in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus, toss to coat.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes or until asparagus spears are caramelized and slightly crispy.

Nutritional information (per serving)

Serves 4

Calories: 40
Total fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 290 mg
Total carbohydrate: 5 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 2 g
Protein: 3 g

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